Monday, November 18, 2013, 9:39am
"(Rashad Jennings has) been a guy we've called on to come in and run the ball and he's done a great job at it,'' Allen said. "As he continues to run the ball like he's doing, he's going to continue to get opportunities to run the ball.''
Jennings signed as an unrestricted free agent after averaging 2.8 yards per carry in Jacksonville last season. Jennings has 340 yards on 57 carries, averaging 6.0 yards per carry in his last three games. He is second to Terrelle Pryor in rushing with 480 yards. He has a couple of very favorable matchups in Weeks 12 and 13 with Tennessee and Dallas on the schedule.
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 9:11pm
Must’ve been a pretty sight. Until reality set in.
McGloin was so good during a 28-23 win over the Houston Texans that undrafted rookie might’ve taken Pryor’s job.
While head coach Dennis Allen wouldn’t say whether he did or not, there’s no doubt the Raiders have a quarterback controversy on their hands.
“Here’s what I’m going to do; I’m going to enjoy this win,” Allen said. “Then we’ll go back and we’ll evaluate. Matt definitely did a very good job today.”
The undrafted rookie from Penn State was 18-of-32 passing for 197 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions and a 105.9 quarterback rating in his first NFL start. He likely won't be better than a QB2 option if he indeed gets more playing time going forward. It's a tough matchup Week 12 against the Titans.
Coach Dennis Allen acknowledged that Pryor encountered a setback on Friday after sharing reps with rookie Matt McGloin in Thursday's practice.
Although Allen had been holding out hope, team sources told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport that all signs pointed to McGloin making his first NFL start once Pryor missed Friday's practice.
As Gregg Rosenthal pointed out, a battle between undrafted quarterbacks McGloin and Case Keenum would be a rematch of the Penn State-Houston TicketCity Bowl in January 2012.
Obviously there are a lot of question marks about McGloin, but the undrafted rookie out of Penn State, was 7-for-15 for 87 yards in the fourth quarter against the Eagles on Nov. 3 after Pryor left with the banged-up knee. McGloin was a different QB from his junior to senior year under former OC in New England and now current PSU head coach Bill Bradley. He impressed the Raiders enough that he became the QB2.
Friday, November 15, 2013, 6:00pm
Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 11. Matt McGloin would start against the Texans if Pryor can't play. The Oakland beat writers believe Pryor will be out this week.
Thursday, November 14, 2013, 6:02pm
Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor (knee) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Pryor's knee is an issue and he hasn't played very well since the injury. Matt McGloin would start against the Texans if Pryor can't play, though it looks like Pryor is trending in the right direction.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 6:19pm
"My knee is banged up," he said.
"I've got a sprained MCL. It just got worse during the week. So I was just trying to come out and play and try to help the team but just didn't feel well today."
Pryor sprained the knee last week and said it got worse during the week leading up to the Giants game. Pryor added he couldn't get any push off his leg and couldn't explode in the passing game. The only other quarterback on the Raiders' active roster is undrafted rookie Matt McGloin out of Penn State, while fourth-round draft pick Tyler Wilson is on the practice squad. The Raiders worked out veterans David Carr, Trent Edwards and Pat White last month.
Friday, November 8, 2013, 6:22pm
Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 10. Pryor will be fine to play against the Giants. He hasn't thrown a TD in the last two weeks (and has seven interceptions in his last three games), but his rushing yards make him a worthwhile start. He has 260 rush yards in his last three games.
Thursday, November 7, 2013, 6:20pm
Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor (knee) took full practice reps again Thursday. Pryor will be fine to play against the Giants. He hasn't thrown a TD in the last two weeks (and has seven interceptions in his last three games), but his rushing yards make him a risky but worthwhile start. He has 260 rush yards in his last three games.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 6:57pm
Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor (knee) practiced fully Wednesday. Pryor should be fine to play against the Giants. He hasn't thrown a TD in the last two weeks (and has seven interceptions in his last three games), but his rushing yards make him a worthwhile start. He has 260 rush yards in his last three games.
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 8:55pm
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 11:32am
Former Colts general manager Bill Polian had an incredibly revealing statement. Polian said that Terrelle Pryor is the most improved player in the league that he has seen. Pryor has opened everyone’s eyes, demonstrated extreme improvement and given Oakland some optimism he can be its quarterback of the future. Now Oakland did have some interest in Josh Freeman, so Pryor has to continue to play well and prove that he is still improving. But so far, the signs are encouraging. He doesn’t look like an elite quarterback yet, but he does look a lot better than most people around the league expected.
Although the Raiders traded for Flynn with the expectation that he would be their starter this season, he was beaten out in training camp and the preseason by Terrelle Pryor. When Pryor missed a game this season with a concussion, Flynn played so badly that he was demoted from second to third on the depth chart after Pryor returned. And now Flynn isn’t on the Raiders’ depth chart at all.
The Raiders also cut fifth-round draft pick Tyler Wilson before the start of the season. Former Penn State QB Matt McGloin is now the Raiders QB2 behind Prior. McGloin was impressive enough in the offseason that this also likely played into the decision to release Flynn. Look for the Raiders to sign a free agent QB at some point. The story mentions Green Bay could be a landing spot for Flynn.
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 10:55pm
Friday, October 4, 2013, 6:03pm
Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor (concussion, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 5 Pryor is symptom free and is expected to start on Sunday night against the Rams. He'll be a Sneaky Start against a shaky Chargers pass defense.